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Internet Memes and Society: Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts

Internet Memes and Society: Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts

1st Edition

Anastasia Denisova
March 26, 2019

This book provides a solid, encompassing definition of Internet memes, exploring both the common features of memes around the globe and their particular regional traits. It identifies and explains the roles that these viral texts play in Internet communication: cultural, social and political...

The International Photojournalism Industry: Cultural Production and the Making and Selling of News Pictures

The International Photojournalism Industry: Cultural Production and the Making and Selling of News Pictures

1st Edition

Jonathan Ilan
July 18, 2018

How are events turned into news pictures that define them for the audience? How do events become commodified into pictures that both capture them and reiterate the values of the agencies that sell them? This book looks at every stage of the production of news photographs as they move to and from...

Global Convergence Cultures: Transmedia Earth

Global Convergence Cultures: Transmedia Earth

1st Edition

Matthew Freeman, William Proctor
April 30, 2018

Today’s convergent media industries readily produce stories that span multiple media, telling the tales of superheroes across comics, film and television, inviting audiences to participate in the popular universes across cinema, novels, the Web, and more. This transmedia phenomenon may be a common...

Modernization, Nation-Building, and Television History

Modernization, Nation-Building, and Television History

1st Edition

Stewart Anderson, Melissa Chakars
February 05, 2018

This innovative collection investigates the ways in which television programs around the world have highlighted modernization and encouraged nation-building. It is an attempt to catalogue and better understand the contours of this phenomenon, which took place as television developed and expanded in...

Media Imperialism in India and Pakistan

Media Imperialism in India and Pakistan

1st Edition

Farooq Sulehria
December 11, 2017

Examining anew the notions of media imperialism and globalization of media, this book disrupts the generalised consensus in media scholarship that globalization of media has put an end to media imperialism. One elemental aspect of media imperialism is the structural dependency of television systems...

Digital Politics and Culture in Contemporary India: The Making of an Info-Nation

Digital Politics and Culture in Contemporary India: The Making of an Info-Nation

1st Edition

Biswarup Sen
October 12, 2017

The relationship between information and the nation-state is typically portrayed as a face-off involving repressive state power and democratic flows: Twitter and the Arab Spring, Google in China, WikiLeaks and the U.S. State Department. Less attention has been paid to those scenarios where states...

Childcare Workers, Global Migration and Digital Media

Childcare Workers, Global Migration and Digital Media

1st Edition

Youna Kim
July 27, 2017

This book explores the transnational mobility, everyday life and digital media use of childcare workers living and working abroad. Focusing specifically on Filipina, Indonesian, and Sri Lankan nannies in Europe, it offers insights as to the causes and implications of women’s mobility, using data...

Advancing Comparative Media and Communication Research

Advancing Comparative Media and Communication Research

1st Edition

Joseph M. Chan, Francis L. F. Lee
June 22, 2017

A comparative approach to media and communication research plays an important, if not indispensable, role in achieving a core mission of researchers: to delimit the generality and specificity of media and communication theories, enabling researchers to more readily identify the influence of social,...

Al Jazeera and the Global Media Landscape: The South is Talking Back

Al Jazeera and the Global Media Landscape: The South is Talking Back

1st Edition

Tine Ustad Figenschou
June 16, 2017

This book analyzes how and why Al Jazeera English (AJE) became the channel of choice to understand the massive protests across the Arab world 2011. Aiming to explain the ‘Al Jazeera moment,’ it tracks the channel’s bumpy road towards international recognition in a longitudinal, in-depth analysis of...

Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change

Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change

1st Edition

Shakuntala Banaji
December 20, 2016

Is the bicycle, like the loudspeaker, a medium of communication in India? Do Indian children need trade unions as much as they need schools? What would you do with a mobile phone if all your friends were playing tag in the rain or watching Indian Idol? Children and Media in India illuminates the...

Everyday Media Culture in Africa: Audiences and Users

Everyday Media Culture in Africa: Audiences and Users

1st Edition

Wendy Willems, Winston Mano
December 08, 2016

African audiences and users are rapidly gaining in importance and increasingly targeted by global media companies, social media platforms and mobile phone operators. This is the first edited volume that addresses the everyday lived experiences of Africans in their interaction with different kinds...

Online Journalism in Africa: Trends, Practices and Emerging Cultures

Online Journalism in Africa: Trends, Practices and Emerging Cultures

1st Edition

Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara, Okoth Fred Mudhai, Jason Whittaker
April 27, 2016

Very little is known about how African journalists are forging "new" ways to practise their profession on the web. Against this backdrop, this volume provides contextually rooted discussions of trends, practices, and emerging cultures of web-based journalism(s) across the continent, offering a...

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